Alamo Discount Solar Shades is committed to saving San Antonians and South
Andy Ivanov, who was one of the founders of Alamo Discount Solar Shades,
is passionate about saving people money by helping them reduce their energy
use. With 16 years of experience in the solar shading industry, Andy uses
a unique method of mounting solar shades for windows with special clips
that won’t damage or alter your windows or window frames. He has
seen firsthand how these screens not only increase the quality of South
Texans’ homes, but also their quality of life.
Originally from Russia, Andrei has had a very colorful career in many
fields from traveling with Ringling Brothers to Circ de Sole while living
in Las Vegas. His hobbies include Sky Diving and Scuba Diving along with
hanging out with other friends who have transplanted from Russia. More
of his years have been spent in the US, so he is quite Americanized.
Lupe & Donna Franco, the other half of ALAMO DISCOUNT SOLAR SHADES,
have been married for several years and have 5 grown children between
them along with 12 grandchildren. Their hobbies include traveling, scuba
diving, camping, riding their Harley trike, playing TX Holdem, playing
with their miniature horses & dogs, and raising their longhorn cattle.
Lupe was born in San Antonio and raised in Bryan/College Station and served
8 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. Afterwards, he worked
as an electrician in Ft. Worth/Dallas metroplex until moving to San Antonio
surrounding area. Donna was born and raised in Ft. Worth. She was hotel
Sales Manager for numerous hotel chains from Las Vegas, Dallas, &
San Antonio regions. Together along with Andrei, they try to provide a
“family owned” atmosphere with all their customers and jobs.
“We want everyone to understand the complete process that goes into
building and installing their solar screens since it is also an investment
added to a major investment (their home).”